This year we have 57 cars vying for top honours in 13 different categories and a special bonus category.
Having driven numerous cars in our road tests this year, our editorial team has their work cut out to pick the best of each category.


Hatchback Of The Year 2012

Audi A1 Sportback 1.4 TFSI S tronic (185 bhp) S line (A)

Audi widens the appeal of the A1 further by introducing the new five-door Sportback model.

Hyundai i30 1.6

With the new second-generation model, Hyundai’s i30 gets the ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ treatment as well as a whole raft of improvements.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.4L Turbocharged MultiAir

Alfa Romeo revives an old evocative name for its new Golf-sized five-door hatchback.

Mercedes-Benz B 200 BlueEfficiency Chrome Package

The B-Class is essentially a small MPV and hatchback combined into one package - like it?

Suzuki Swift Sport 1.6

Hyperactive and light on their feet, the new Swift Sport is akin to a pesky puppy!

Citroën DS4 1.6 THP 200

Citroen’s DS4 achieves its true potential in Manual transmission.